The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #28795   Message #2954687
Posted By: GUEST,JIM
29-Jul-10 - 04:09 PM
Thread Name: Gunnerside Gill
Subject: RE: Gunnerside Gill
Current Fourum line-up is still Allen Miller ( writer - guitar, psaltery, dulcimer and vocals); Sandy Still (guitar, banjo, mandolin and vocals); Bob Hattersley (research and maps, percussion and vocals); Jim Jack (photos, guitar, accordion, mandolin and vocals) and Rod Hall (double bass, mandolin, guitar, banjo, fiddle). Allen has written nearly 50 songs about the legends, folk-lore, history and life of mainly Swaledale, with odd diversions into Teesdale and Wensleydale. Previous members include Dave Smith ( 1972 - 1976) Tom Cowley and Bob Smedley (1975 - 77) Malcolm Dawson (1977 - 79) but sadly not Pete Beresford. Having all now finished full time work, planning to bring the best of the songs together in a 30 song double CD as well as produce a book with the lyrics, music an dhistorical background with maps, photos and artwork. Produced 3 vinyl LPs ('FOurum'; Gunnerside Gill- Remembered' and 'singing the Dales' followed by two cassettes 'Dales - Revisited' and a live recording - Fourum in Concert. Finally 'Singing the Dales' re-released as a CD and a new album 'Making of Swaledale' on CD in mid 1990s. All now sold out - many requests and a wish that the songs recording our area history can 'live on' has prompted this burst of energy!! Really nice to know of the interest - we just potter away up here enjoying singing! JIM